This world of darkness does not have to be. As a child, we feared the darkness because we knew it was a threat and it was recognizable to us as a foreign presence. As children, we wanted to live in the light. As adults, we have forgotten that there is even a difference.
the cold and I have never gotten along. There is just something about it that makes me angry. Perhaps, it is because it can beat you up and you can’t do anything about it.
For most of my life, I have struggled with one thing in particular: how can I be a Christian and also be battling against depression? I hear so many Christians say things like, “There is only joy for Christians,” or “People don’t need antidepressants, they just need Jesus.” I even read an article recently that talked about how the counselling industry should be done away with, and people should only seek guidance and help from a pastor or elder of their church.
Can you image what it would be like if each of us walked in our faith with an entrepreneurial spirit, eager to make an impact in the world, and willing to risk everything we have to see the gospel message spread? Even more so, what if we all took time to focus our energy and efforts on the things that mattered most to Jesus?
This year started out really strong. I was confident that my path had finally been made clear. Business was booming and people were noticing my hard work. I even had a team of people around me, all of us working towards the same goal. This had been my prayer for years. I just wanted people, who shared common goals and ideas, to walk with me.
It is interesting to me how today even most Christians buy into the idea that God can’t be mixed into anything but our Sunday mornings. Our society loves to put things into boxes.
There are plenty of stories about people’s successes, bad dreams turned into fairytale lives, and those who overcame great odds and diversity to accomplish greatness. It seems like when you’re down in the dumps, everyone wants to flaunt their success
As Christians, we are taught to trust in God and not to lean on our own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6). Yet, Proverbs 3 continues, saying that we should use our wealth to honor God (Proverbs 3:9), and that those with wisdom and those that gain knowledge will be blessed (Proverbs 3:13). Then Proverbs tells us that wisdom and knowledge are worth more than gold (Proverbs 3: 14). Is this a contradiction? Not at all. We are to never assume that we already have the answers, but we are to constantly be in pursuit of wisdom and knowledge. God wants us to
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